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To foster economic development and job growth within Cook County

To strategically leverage resources and provide efficient professional management

 To promote:

  • Sustainable community investment
  • Business growth, attraction, and retention
  • Affordable Housing
  • Regional Planning
  • Workforce Development
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Latest blogs from the Bureau of Economic Development - includes news and notices

Website address of the Economic Development Website and Blog is:www.cookcountyil.gov/economicdevelopment



E-mail us at: Info.Edev@cookcountyil.gov


Press Conference Announcing Council of Economic Advisors on July 19, 2012





President Preckwinkle Announces Council of Economic Advisors



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Contact Information
Contact Information

Bureau Name:

Office of the President

Main Office:

69 West Washington Suite 3000
Chicago, Illinois 60602

Telephone: (312)603-1077
Fax: (312)603-9725

Herman Brewer, Bureau Chief

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, M-F

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Michael Jasso, Director, Planning and Development

Anna Ashcraft, Director, Real Estate Management

John Cooke, Director, Capital Planning

Timothy P. Bleuher, Commissioner, Building and Zoning

Andrew Przybylo, Secretary, Zoning Board of Appeals

Karin Norington-Reaves, CEO, Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership

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